EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Anchored by Tracy Sabol, EWTN News Nightly is our daily news and analysis program presenting breaking Catholic News worldwide, top stories, and daily reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, and Rome. Weekdays at 6 & 9 PM EST.
2023-02-06
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, February 6, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis reached out to the faithful requesting prayers for the victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes. The Vatican has sent telegrams to the papal ambassadors with the Pope's deepest condolences to all those who are suffering. A Catholic priest is among those who was killed in the earthquakes. Editor in Chief of ACI Mena, the association for Catholic information in the Middle East and North Africa, Rody Sher, joins to share the latest with us. The US is sending search and rescue teams to the earthquake-ravaged countries, Turkey and Syria. President Joe Biden wrote in a statement today that “Our teams are deploying quickly to begin to support Turkish search and rescue efforts and address the needs of those injured and displaced by the earthquake.” And President Biden is set to deliver his 2nd State of the Union address. He will deliver it on Tuesday night to a divided Congress. Meanwhile, opinions are mixed on how the Biden White House dealt with the recent China balloon saga. Host of the show 'O'Conner and Company,' Larry O'Connor, joins to share his take on how this all went down. Finally this evening, during the final Mass on Sunday of his 2 nation trip to Africa, the Holy Father said South Sudan's faithful are called to be "light that shines in the darkness." Pope Francis then traveled back to the Vatican but he was not alone. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-02-03
EWTN News Nightly | Friday February 3, 2023
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": Pope Francis has achieved a years-long mission, when he arrived in the war-torn country of South Sudan today. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the meaning of this apostolic trip. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s diplomatic trip to China has been cancelled as a high-altitude Chinese balloon sails across the US. It’s expected to be in US airspace for several days. And several Catholic high school students and a few parents are lawyering up after the students were kicked out of the National Air and Space Museum because of the pro-life message on their hats. Senior Litigation Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, Olivia Summers, joins to share what the parents and students are telling her about what happened. An international group named after Satan will soon open its first abortion clinic in the United States. The Satanic Temple will provide Telehealth screenings and prescribe abortion pills for patients in New Mexico. Father Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire Ministries, joins to share whether there is any sense to be made of this. Finally this evening, the video series 'Catholic Central' explores various aspects of Church doctrine, culture and history in short humorous episodes suitable for middle schoolers to adults. Father David Guffey joins to talk more about the show. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-02-02
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, February 2, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden marks the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. It guarantees many American workers up to 12 unpaid weeks off to recover from major illness or childbirth or to take care of sick family members. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is spending his final full day in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It included an address before around 70,000 people, and the Holy Father delivered a message about the country's future. Elias Turk, ACI Mena Vatican Editor, is traveling with the Holy Father and he joins to fill us in on another busy day for the Pope in Congo. And laws against hate speech are already enforced across much of Europe, but are those same regulations headed to the US? That's the prediction of a top European Union leader at last month's world economic forum. Executive Director of Speech First, Cherise Trump, joins to walk us through these hate speech laws in Europe and what you are not allowed to say while in certain European countries. Finally this evening, in honor of the 49th annual Catholic Schools Week, Catholic schools across the US will host open houses, special Masses and a whole host of activities for students. Director of Newman Guide Programs for the Cardinal Newman Society, Kelly Salomon, joins to share why it is important to celebrate Catholic education. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-02-01
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday February 1, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The FBI searched President Joe Biden's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware today. It is part of the federal investigation into the mishandling of classified documents. And once again in the White House briefing room, reporters demanded answers. And the first pro-life bill in the Senate for this session is taking its first steps. The measure would protect babies who survive an abortion. Several pro-life Republican Senators are leading the effort to get the bill through a Democrat-controlled chamber. On the second day of his Apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis celebrated Mass. Elias Turk, ACI Mena Vatican Editor, has more. Meanwhile, a top US general revealed he's fearful the US will be at war with China by 2025. Former White House National Security Council Spokesman and Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, John Ullyot, joins to share whether he thinks there's any truth to the troubling memo and what his reaction was to it. Finally this evening, in the country of Mongolia, he is known as the father of Democracy, Former President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj was 2 time prime minister of Mongolia and also served as the nation's president until 2017. The former leader weighed in on the war in Ukraine and the fate of Mongolians in China. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-31
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 31, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: When the president came back to the White House on Monday, Correspondent Owen Jensen told him "Catholic bishops are demanding that federal tax dollars not fund abortions." The whole exchange was only about 10 seconds long and now bishops are weighing in on social media. And the International Religious Freedom Summit which began today, brings together leaders from over 30 faiths, advocates, scholars and government officials from around the world to DC, to bring attention to threats of religious freedoms. Meanwhile, Pope Francis arrived this afternoon to the Democratic Republic of Congo for his 40th Apostolic journey. Executive Director of Caritas South Sudan, Gabriel Yai Aropo, joins to share what the expectations and hopes are for this Apostolic journey of the Holy father to Africa, especially to South Sudan. As the International Religious Freedom Summit kicks off in Washington DC, Mongolia has long boasted tolerance and respect for people of every creed. Former Prime Minister and President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, joins to discuss everything from human rights and the death penalty to his meeting with a beloved Pope. Finally this evening, a Georgia cop is out of a job, resigning after he refused to remove a Facebook post regarding his Christian beliefs about marriage. Jacob Kersey joins to tell us what happened next. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-30
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 30, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the White House touts its infrastructure law, traveling the country unveiling new projects, it is also continuing its steady push for expanding abortion access in the post-Roe era. Meanwhile, the United States, Germany and other NATO allies have taken a major step in boosting the war effort in Ukraine. Most lawmakers support the move, though some say NATO allies need to do more. And there was a call for justice across the country as protestor took to the streets this weekend following the release of a video showing 5 Memphis police officers beating 29 year old Tyre Nichols to death during a traffic stop earlier this month. Program Director for the Independent Women's Forum, Julie Gunlock, joins to share her reaction to what happened in Memphis. Recent economic reports have some economists drawing parallels to the days before the Great Depression. Research fellow for Regional Economics at the Heritage Foundation, EJ Antoni, joins to share what the story is and what last week's GDP numbers really reveal about the current state of the economy. Finally this evening, the social and economic impact of the war in Ukraine is felt in the smallest villages of the country with power outages, unemployed people and families torn apart by migration. EWTN Hungary traveled to Ukraine to report on the daily life of a small town. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-27
EWTN News Nightly | Friday January 27, 2023
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": The House investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents is picking up speed. A top official from the National Archives has agreed to sit for a transcribed interview with the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. And as authorities in Memphis, Tennessee are about to release a police video to the public depicting the beating earlier this month of motorist Tyre Nichols, who later died after a traffic stop, the White House is calling for peace. Meanwhile, the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, weighed in on diplomacy, the war in Ukraine and an event for Catholic journalists in Lourdes, France. This month, California officially became a state of refuge for transgender kids. Virginia Democrats are pushing a bill that would allow minors access to medical procedures without parental consent. Endocrinologist, Doctor Quentin Van Meter, and Executive of the American College of Pediatricians, Doctor Jill Simons, join us to discuss these laws. Finally this evening, it's a movement growing by leaps and bounds in private and Catholic schools, the return to classical education. For a long time, classical education was the cornerstone of Catholic and Christian schools. Founder and CEO of the Classical Learning Test, Jeremy Tate, joins to share what it was replaced with and why. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-26
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 26, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: This week, pro-abortion House and Senate Democrats marked what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade. They declared their movement will not back down against Republican efforts to restrict or limit access to abortions. For many, it seems like at long last the Department of Justice is dishing out justice to abortion activists who vandalized pro-life properties in Florida. Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications at First Liberty Institute, Jeremy Dys, joins to give us a quick overview of this story. And despite high interest rates and fears over a possible recession, the US economy grew at the end of 2022, expanding at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December. Meanwhile, Saint Francis de Sales was a topic of conversation in France, particularly at the Shrine of Lourdes which is hosting the Catholic Media Federation's International Day in his honor. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, caught up with the head of the Vatican's Communications Department, Dr. Paolo Ruffini. Finally this evening, Sister Maris Stella Karalekas is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and even served 5 years as a surface warfare officer on a naval destroyer. Then she met the Sisters of Life and her own life took an unexpected turn. Sr. Maris Stella of the Sisters of Life in Denver joins to tell us more about what led her to religious life. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-25
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday January 25, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: More than 2,000 rabbis say they want to set the record straight about Jewish law and abortion. This whole controversy centers around a law in the state of Missouri, the Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act. Managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, joins to share why some rabbis take issue with this measure and what they did about it. And first it was former President Donald Trump, then President Joe Biden and now it's former Vice President Mike Pence. Each one had classified documents where they shouldn't have been unsecured inside their homes, offices and garages. President Joe Biden announced that the US will send 31 M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia, which invaded its neighbor nearly a year ago. Meanwhile, the UN reports gang violence spiraling out of control in Haiti at a level not seen in decades. The number or reported killings soared by 35% last year and kidnappings more than doubled. Child Protection Program Manager for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, Frederique Jean-Baptiste, joins to share more about this and what he is seeing. Finally this evening, Hyunjoo Oh comes to the Vatican from the United Nations in New York. She is South Korea's first female ambassador to the Holy See. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, had the opportunity to interview the new ambassador. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-24
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 24, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: While Attorney General Merrick Garland ripped into state legislatures that he says “took steps to impose bans and other restrictions on access to abortion,” the Alliance Defending Freedom says the Biden Administration is engaging in “heavy-handed moves to override the state laws.” Meanwhile, the trial starts today in Philadelphia for the pro-life father of 7 and subject of an armed FBI raid. Attorney Matt Heffron joins to share how he sees this case playing out for Mark Houck. And the fight to raise the debt ceiling is heating up. House Republicans say spending cuts must take place and the budget process needs reform. But Democrats and the White House say no deal. The grandparents who are guardians of a Virginia teenager say they were intentionally "kept in the dark" about their granddaughter's gender struggles. Michelle Blair says her 14 year old granddaughter Sage was bullied, assaulted and ultimately fell into the hands of a sex trafficker. President of the Family Foundation of Virginia, Victoria Cobb, discusses why Sage's grandparents were never told about this. Finally this evening, the president of the German Bishops' Conference is dismissing Vatican concerns over the country's Synodal Path. EWTN Vatican Bureau journalist and producer, Rudolf Gehrig, joins to tell us more about the letter from the Vatican and what some of the specific concerns were. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-23
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 23, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the White House tries to make it easier for women to access abortion drugs, pro-life advocates push back in defense of unborn life. Senior Reporter for the Daily Signal, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to share her reaction to Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Florida and pledge to provide and protect abortion access. And the Republican controlled US House is using its new power to send a message about pro-life politics. Meanwhile, more classified documents were found over the weekend in the Wilmington, Delaware home of President Joe Biden. Staff writer for National Review, Nate Hochman, joins to share his take on the president's classified documents scandal. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is pushing a bill that would ban the state's public schools from withholding information about merit awards. This comes after 17 Virginia schools were caught delaying or failing to give students notice of their national merit scholarships in time for college applications. Former Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, joins to share her take on this situation. Finally this evening, tonight the network is happy to announce and welcome a familiar face as the new president and COO of EWTN News. Montse Alvarado, host of EWTN News In Depth and Executive Director of the Beckett Fund will take on the new role in just a few months. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-19
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 19, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Less than 24 hours until the first ever March for Life in a post-Roe America. President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Jeanne Mancini, joins to talk about the mood in these final hours before the 2023 March for Life. The pro-abortion Biden Administration calls the overturning of Roe a "health crisis," adding that abortion is under attack like never before. Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Florida on Sunday for a speech on abortion. Meanwhile, the crisis at the Southern border shows no signs of letting up. A record number of illegal migrants evaded law enforcement last year and more are expected this year. Now lawmakers from both parties say they want action by the Biden Administration, if not impeachment proceedings could take place. And among those marching at the March for Life is a number of abortion survivors, grateful for every breath and the chance to tell their story. One such survivor, Kim Marvin, joins to tell us about a bad dream she awoke from when she was 15 years old and her mother's message to her. Finally this evening, the Catholic group Laudato Si' has launched a new initiative called "An Economy of Peace" which aims to help the people of Ukraine. Divestment Campaigner from the Laudato Si Movement, Joseph D'Halluin, joins to tell us a little more about this initiative. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-18
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday January 18, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Young people in the UK are increasingly turning to Satanism. The global order of Satan UK claims their membership has increased by 200% in the past 5 years. CEO of Word on Fire Ministries, Father Steve Grunow, joins to tell us about the Global Order of Satan and why their membership in the UK is sky-rocketing. Meanwhile, with the annual March for Life just 2 days away, the Biden Administration, specifically Vice President Kamala Harris, will be delivering a pro-abortion speech in Florida this coming Sunday. That is what multiple media outlets are reporting. This Thursday the US will hit its debt limit, according to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. And the Week for Christian Unity 2023 begins today and Pope Francis, following tradition, will celebrate Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls next Tuesday. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, had the opportunity to interview Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. Finally this evening, following the March for Life this Friday in Washington DC comes the Walk for Life in San Francisco. Co-Chair of the Walk for Life West Coast, Eva Muntean, joins to tell us a little more about this year's Walk for Life and her thoughts as they kick off the event for the first time in a post-Roe America. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-17
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 17, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden and the White House continue to come under intense scrutiny after the discovery of classified documents at Biden’s home and former office. Republicans are launching multiple investigations. Several are now demanding the White House turn over the visitor logs to the residence and all other information related to its searches. Congressman James Comer, Chair of the Oversight Committee, says he has a lot of questions. Executive Director of the Heritage Action, Jessica Anderson, joins to discuss the continued findings and shares what she makes of all of this. Meanwhile, several Church leaders, including Pope Francis, attended Saturday's funeral Mass for Cardinal George Pell. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the funeral. Finally this evening, there are some new treatment guidelines for the more than 14 million obese kids and teens in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends aggressive therapies like pills and surgeries early on as long-term remedies for weight loss. Author and Staff Writer at the Federalist, Tristan Justice, discusses the new guidelines and else he can tell us. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-01-13
EWTN News Nightly | Friday January 13, 2023
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": With questions still swirling around the classified documents found on President Biden’s Wilmington, DE property and former office, the White House press secretary again took several questions on the heated topic this afternoon. Senior Editor at the Federalist, David Harsanyi, joins to share his thoughts about the appointment of a special counsel to look into Joe Biden's classified document controversy and what we know about Robert Hur. The Biden Administration announced it plans to revisit Department of Education rules on a host of issues. Education Reporter at the Washington Examiner, Jeremiah Poff, shares what this could mean for religious colleges and universities. Meanwhile, House lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including 77 new members, have wrapped up their first legislative week. And a basketball event to witness the power of sports as a tool for overcoming religious barriers took place today near the Vatican. Founder of the For the Martys organization, Gia Chacon, joins to tell us more about today's event and the partnership with Enes Kanter Freedom. Finally this evening, this month Ablaze Family Ministries kicks off a new online community called the One Best Thing Hub. It's a website aimed at equipping parents to raise a family of faith. Director of Ablaze Family Ministries, Kristen Fisher, joins to tell us more about the One Best Thing Hub and why they are starting it. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn